Despite the late cold temperatures this spring,
along with the frosts, then wet, now dry,
the garden is doing well:
The lettuces have bolted and flowered and now lay composting, making room for green beans: heirloom Kentucky Wonder Bush (matures in 57 days) and Contender Stringless Beans (40 days).
Earlier planted beans are flowering beautifully:
The zucchini and squash are prolific with numerous fruits growing right before my eyes:
The edamame is a new addition to the garden this year and growing
nicely along with fuzzy pods.
They are soybeans and harvested usually 35-40 days after flowering.
They can be boiled or steamed and then salted for a healthy treat.
They are quite tasty as soon as harvested,
but can be refrigerated up to 3 days.
The July 4 Tomatoes have tomatoes,
But what I'm most excited about are the peas.
Although we've had some quite hot days, but cool nights,
the peas are producing!
Peas, peas, peas!
I love how they are silhouetted in their pea pods:
They are delicious and I can't help but keep eating them
as I pick them,
delicately warm and crunchy.
Peas can be stored unshelled and unwashed in the refrigerator for several days. Fresh peas can be blanched in boiling water for 1-2 minutes and then frozen up to 6 months.
and may we continue to be showered with rain,
keeping a drought at bay.